Business News Archive - September 15, 2009

FRANKFURT, September 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Valeo has been awarded the contract to supply engine cooling modules and condensers for Renault's electric vehicles program.

FRANKFURT, September 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Valeo has developed three innovative detection systems combining camera, sensor and radar technologies, which significantly enhance road safety and give the driver complete peace of mind.

FRANKFURT, September 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Valeo is developing a range of scaleable solutions for different levels of vehicle hybridization, offering significant fuel savings and CO2 emission reductions.

FRANKFURT, September 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- While high beam headlamps provide the most efficient lighting, they must quickly give way to low beams as soon as another vehicle approaches.

FRANKFURT, September 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Valeo has perfected a windshield wiper system that distributes the washer fluid evenly along the entire length of the blade, representing a major innovation in wiping systems.

FRANKFURT, September 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Valeo has signed two new major contracts to supply top column modules to two European automakers, the Volkswagen Group and BMW, boosting Valeo's position on the German market as well as its global reputation as a top column module supplier. These complex units integrate all steering column controls and have to meet particularly stringent specifications in terms of both styling and function.

FRANKFURT, September 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Valeo unveils a world first: a new technology that will transform lighting and signaling systems. The 3D-effect technology, used in the front and rear position lamps, adds substantial depth to the perceived image, despite being only 25 mm thick.

FRANKFURT, September 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The long travel damper dual mass flywheel (LTD DMF) significantly reduces perceived vibrations and engine noise. This represents a major step forward in powertrain filtration technologies.

FRANKFURT, September 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Valeo's Tri-Xenon lighting technology is being launched as a world first on the new Audi Q7.

AMSTERDAM, September 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international design, consulting, engineering and management services company, today announced that it has been awarded two major GRiP(R) contracts for environmental remediation, with a total worth of almost $170 million, from Atlantic Richfield Company, a BP affiliate, and the US Army. The contract with Atlantic Richfield Company involves environmental remediation and site closure for a portfolio of contaminated sites.

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.